LEONARD COHEN: I'M YOUR MAN (Theatrical Release USA 2006)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.8|5.0 Starsììì

Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man
does not do what documentaries are meant to do…shed a little light on the subject. The audience will see a few of Mr. Cohen’s performances as performed through other musicians and will leave with a somber, un-enlightened feeling. No real information is given…no real meaning to a life is expressed or applauded…there’s just an impression that asks: And, why was this documentary made? Did Cohen miss his real calling in life? Who was he?

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A documentary on the songwriter and performer, Leonard Cohen.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Lian Lunson for directing effort. Thank you to Kevin L. Beggs, Bruce Davey, Mel Gibson, Sarah Greenberg, Erik Nelson, Tim Palen, and Sandra Stern for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Himself (Leonard Cohen), Herself (Martha Wainwright), Herself (Beth Orton), Himself (Jarvis Cocker), Himself (Rufus Wainwright), Himself (Nick Cave), Herself (Perla Batalla), Herself (Julie Christensen), Himself (Anohni), Herself (Linda Thompson), Himself (Teddy Thompson), and Herself (Kate McGarrigle).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. This film does little to bring light to Leonard Cohen and does not show what he was all about. It's almost as if he never found his way and was lost somewhere along his way, not only to himself but to anyone who could have known him.

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